Birgitte Jallov has founded and runs EMPOWERHOUSE (www.empowerhouse.dk) based on more than 25 years of experience in the area of media development, communication for development & empowerment, press freedom and gender. Broad experience in analysing communication needs, developing and formulating communication strategies, development and evaluation of programmes in close co-operation with target groups and other stakeholders. Birgitte always anchors her work in a clear analysis of the overall (local)context, mindful of the importance of the history and future for sustainability. Worked with organisational vision-based change in media houses and policy advice at many levels. Long term experience with overall research, policy review and strategic planning, as well as hands-on facilitation of participatory processes at grass roots, executive and national/ ministerial levels. Mapping of media environments, analysis and presentation of media landscapes accompanied by recommendations on best way forward, has been an integral part of numerous assignments in the more than 70 countries and many hundred realities where Birgitte Jallov has worked over the years.
Mindful of the uniqueness of every organisation and its context and history, and respectful of the individuals in and around it, Birgitte works with an open and flexible mind, knowing from years of practice that building on the existing experience, the knowledge and dreams, often is the basis for an empowered and engaging process of transformation and change – that lasts. A much-appreciated coach, mentor, facilitator and trainer, Birgitte’s personal engagement, enthusiasm and belief in what she is doing, is appreciated by Ministers, media executives, journalists and grassroot media workers alike.